Besides Toy Story 3 and Inception, the Best Picture nominees in order of gross are True Grit, The Social Network, Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours and Winter's Bone. While only three of these movies have topped $100 million, Black Swan and The King's Speech will likely join that club.
Most years, box office has been a strong indicator of which movie will win Best Picture: from 2000 to 2008, the winner was ultimately one of the top two highest-grossing nominees. That theory didn't hold last year, though, as the third lowest-grossing nominee, The Hurt Locker, beat out Avatar. Hurt Locker earned only a little over two percent of Avatar's total, and it was the least popular winner on record. This year's presumed front-runners are The Social Network ($95.4 million) and The King's Speech ($57.3 million), and neither is poised to enjoy blockbuster status by the time the winners are announced on Feb. 27.
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